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Friday's gossip column - transfers and rumours

TransfersOther gossipAnd finally

BREAKING GOSSIP

0949 GMT: Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner could be sent on loan to Everton in January with a view to a permanent transfer. The Gunners are interested in Freiburg striker Papis Demba Cisse.
Full story: Metro

TRANSFER GOSSIP

Tottenham are interested in signing former England skipper David Beckham in the January transfer window. The LA Galaxy midfielder does not report back for his club until March.
Full story: London Evening Standard

Manchester City and Tottenham are leading the chase for Dutch midfielder Mark van Bommel, who is the captain of German giants Bayern Munich.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Liverpool are keen on Zenit St Petersburg right-back Alexander Anyukov. The 28-year-old is rated at £18m.
Full story: Daily Mail

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho wants to sign Manchester City's Carlos Tevez, team-mate Emmanuel Adebayor or Manchester United's Javier Hernandez in the January transfer window to cover for injured striker Gonzalo Higuain.
Full story: Daily Mail

Liverpool are ready to join the battle for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Nuri Sahin, who has also caught the eye of Juventus and Inter Milan. Dortmund will refuse to sell in the January transfer window, but could be ready to do business in the summer for a figure of about £13m.
Full story: talkSPORT

Lille winger Eden Hazard has hinted that he will shun the overtures of Real Madrid to join Arsenal at the end of the season. The 19-year-old has impressed with his performances this campaign and has revealed that he turned down the chance to join Chelsea for £12m last June.
Full story: Daily Mail

Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has identified Wolfsburg's Simon Kjaer as the solution to his ongoing centre-back problem.
Full story: talkSPORT

Aston Villa are interested in Villarreal forward Guillermo Andres Lopez. The 18-year-old is also wanted by PSV Eindhoven and Barcelona.
Full story: Daily Mail

Former Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has told West Ham that he will not talk to the club about taking over at Upton Park while manager Avram Grant is still in charge.
Full story: Daily Star

Tottenham winger David Bentley is wanted by Liverpool but Birmingham remain favourites to sign the 26-year-old.
Full story: goal.com

Arsenal midfielder Denilson is a £10m target for former England manager Steve McClaren, who is now is charge at Wolfsburg.
Full story: caughtoffside.com

OTHER GOSSIP

Under-pressure Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti has indicated that he will honour his contract with the club, staying in London "at least until 2012".
Full story: Corriere dello Sport (in Italian)

England manager Fabio Capello has dismissed reports linking him with moves to Inter Milan or Manchester City.
Full story: the Sun

Birmingham will offer midfielder Sebastian Larsson a new contract, and have criticised Stoke for expressing their interest in the 25-year-old Swede.
Full story: Daily Mirror

Tottenham have offered to redevelop the Crystal Palace sports centre as the legacy part of their bid to occupy the 2012 Olympic Stadium after the London Games. Spurs, who are battling it out with West Ham for the venue, do not want to retain the athletics track at the Olympic Stadium.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Fifa general secretary Jérôme Valcke has talked up the possibility of future World Cups, including the 2022 tournament in Qatar, being moved to the European winter.
Full story: Daily Telegraph

Formula 1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone has bought a controlling share in Queens Park Rangers, increasing his stake to 62% after buying out Flavio Briatore.
Full story: the Independent

Fulham boss Mark Hughes has slammed the logic behind the sackings of former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton and ex-Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce, insisting club owners expect too much too soon.
Full story: talkSPORT

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says unsettled striker Carlos Tevez will play against Everton on Monday and insists he will resolve the Argentine's future in the next 48 hours.
Full story: the Sun

However, Mancini will take the captain's armband off Tevez when the pair meet to discuss the situation on Friday.
Full story: Daily Express

Former Wimbledon striker Dean Holdsworth, who is currently at Newport County, is one of the candidates to take charge at Bristol Rovers following the dismissal of Paul Trollope. (the Sun)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger predicts his side will get Barcelona in Friday's last 16 Champions League draw. "I know who we will get," he said about the side who beat them in the 2006 final.
Full story: the Guardian

AND FINALLY

Sir Bobby Charlton is adamant that, contrary to popular legend, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson would not have been sacked if he had lost a third-round FA Cup tie at Nottingham Forest back in 1990. "The media were the ones who were pushing," recalled player-turned-director Charlton.
Full story: Daily Mail

In a straight-talking address on English football, current Ipswich boss and Manchester United legend Roy Keane labelled Monday's Premier League clash between his former club and rivals Arsenal as "rubbish". Full story: Daily Mail



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see also
Friday's Scottish gossip
17 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Thursday's gossip column
16 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Thursday's Scottish gossip
16 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Wednesday's gossip column
15 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's gossip column
13 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Tuesday's Scottish gossip
14 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Monday's gossip column
13 Dec 10 |  Gossip
Monday's Scottish gossip
13 Dec 10 |  Scotland
Transfers - December 2010
14 Dec 10 |  Football


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